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Senior Project Officer

Location: Railway Fields Nature Reserve, London

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: £24,024 per annum plus London Weighting £3,882

The Conservation Volunteers connects people and green spaces to deliver lasting outcomes for both.

About the role

Do you have a love for nature? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of volunteers and local people? Do you want wildlife to thrive across North London? Then this could be the role for you.

Following a successful funding bid, TCV's Biodiversity Action Team are seeking a Senior Project Officer to join the team at Railway Fields Nature Reserve, Haringey.

The successful applicant will be in charge of planning and delivering practical nature conservation volunteering sessions on a range of sites across North London, with a specific focus on the London Borough of Brent. The usual work pattern will be 3 days of delivery and 2 days of planning/reporting.

The Senior Project Officer will be recruiting and managing volunteers, managing relationships with stakeholders and local authorities, reporting on outcomes, looking for new project opportunities, quoting for work and managing TCV resources and equipment.

The ideal candidate would have a wide range of practical skills including habitat management and small scale construction, experience of leading volunteer teams, project management skills, experience of dealing with customers and suppliers as well as having a solid grounding in urban nature conservation.

Don't have all of these? That doesn't mean this isn't the job for you! If you are a enthusiastic, motivated, well organised individual who is willing to learn, and are passionate about our natural environment we'd still love to hear from you.

Please see the attached recruitment pack for essential skills and experience.

We are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that candidates may need during the recruitment process, and you will be asked whether you require any during your application. If you would like to discuss your requirements further please contact the People Team via or by telephone on 01302 388883 . We also offer reasonable adjustments on the job.

A full driving licence held for at least one year is required for this role

This post is subject to a CRC check

A current first aid certificate or willingness to train is essential.

A bit more about us

We are The Conservation Volunteers.

Our vision is Healthier, Happier Communities for Everyone. We believe that green spaces are an essential part of healthy, happy communities.

Our mission is To Connect People and Green Spaces to Deliver Lasting Outcomes for Both.

The opportunity to connect to nature on your doorstep and contribute to its protection should be available to everyone.

The outcomes of our work:
Environment: Green spaces are created, protected and improved, for nature and for people.
Communities: Communities are stronger, working together to improve the places where people live and tackle the issues that matter to them.
Health & Wellbeing: People improve their physical and mental health & wellbeing, by being outdoors, active and connected with others.
Learning & Skills: People improve their confidence, skills and prospects, through learning inspired by the outdoors.

Join in, feel good.

How to apply

Please refer to this guidance with helpful advice on how to successfully complete the TCV application form

You can download an application form in Adobe Acrobat format or Word format and you can download a full job description for this post here.

Alternatively you can request an application pack via email

Completed applications forms must be returned to Mat Pendergast by email by 31/05/2024.

Closing date for completed applications is 9am 31/05/2024

Please note

Interviews will be held on Friday 7th June (subject to change) at at our Railway Fields office

Unfortunately, due to the necessity to keep our costs down we are not able to respond to everyone who applies to our vacancies.
Therefore, if you do not hear from us by 2 weeks of the closing date (31/05/2024), please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


There are a wide range of benefits on offer at TCV.

Health and wellbeing

We want the experience of working for TCV to be a positive one, and to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our employees. We will strive to create an environment where our people are physically and emotionally supported to enable them to give their best and be well people.

Always happy to talk about flexible working

We support employees to work flexibly in different ways in both formal and informal flexible working arrangements. We don't promise we can offer you what you want, but we are always happy to talk about flexible working. In the interview process we'll discuss this more with you.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

Criminal Record Check

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.
As this post requires a Criminal Record Check, please view TCV's Ex-Offender Policy.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility, and all employees are required to act in such a way that always safeguards the health and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults. Familiarisation with, and adherence to, the organisational Safeguarding policies and procedures is an essential requirement of all employees, as is participation in related mandatory training.

Right to Work in the UK checks

Regardless of your nationality, you will be required to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK during our recruitment process. Should you be successful in proceeding to the interview stage, you will required to bring your documents with you for checking and copying.

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